Tuesday 150818

For time:
30 Snatch, 135#(95#)

Rest 10 minutes

For time:
30 Clean and jerk, 135#(95#)

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Brendan wondering where he put his keys and why he's carrying these awful things!

Brendan wondering where he put his keys and why he’s carrying these awful things!

Given what the workout or workouts are today, the below excerpt from an article on BreakingMuscle.com seemed pretty topical.

The title of the article is “Training Through Pain: Salvation Through Suffering by Bobby Maximus. Click the aforementioned title to read the entire piece.  

Working Harder

Just walking through the gym doors and scanning your membership card or taking part in a class doesn’t ensure you will be successful. You need to work for your success. You need to suffer for it. But many people have no idea what genuine, hard work looks like. They show up to the gym and go through the motions. 

This includes the warm ups.  Think of your class as an entire hour.  If you are just breezing through the warm up, that’s time you could be putting in a little more effort and getting more out of your hour.  

When you are at the gym – go for it. Don’t go halfway. People fall into the trap of doing “junk intensity.” That is when you are working hard enough to beat yourself down, but not hard enough to facilitate a meaningful change in your fitness.

To improve, you must push yourself past your perceived limits. You must put yourself in an uncomfortable position. You must feel some pain. You need to sweat and you need to bleed. Training should never be easy. You should leave the gym mentally and physically exhausted. The goal each day is to experience “the moment.” That point in a workout where you don’t know if you can continue.

Today is going to be one of the days that the above mentioned “moment” might be reached.  Both workouts are hard and fast and should leave you feeling spent upon completion, the hard part is continuing to push when it hurts.  
That is the effort required. Anything less is not acceptable. Learn to hurt and learn to suffer.

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